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welcome to "world news." tonight, the mideast on the brink. and this evening, deadly aim. israel strikes with its most lethal missile yet. women and children among the dead. our team, right there inside gaza. while inside israel tonight, that dome knocking rockets from the sky as sirens roar over tel aviv. tonight, the turning point. will israel send troops in? will there be a true? christiane amanpour in jerusalem. back home, the first images of the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. now under greater scrutiny as investigators search her computers. it's here. the christmas shopping season about to again. inside the battle plan for black friday. the $78 flat screen?
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and backstage. 40 years ago tonight, america's oldest teenager with that brand new idea, turning a stage over to the next generation. good evening on this sunday night. and as we come on the air this evening, the situation in the middle east reaching a tipping point. will there be all-out war between the israelis and hamas in gaza, orill talks in neighboring egypt help bring an 11th hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in ga gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. it that were all hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked
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down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink. christiane an may upon and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were killed, almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian militants continue firing rockets into israel, the military says almost 1,000 of them so far. the thick smoke of the israeli air strike in the middle of the most densely populated places on earth. this is the house that was hit. it has now completely collapsed, and it really is chaos around
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here. two bulldozers, emergency crews, really anybody around, digging through the rubble trying to find anybody who survived. the israeli military was hashgting ah ha has rocket maker and hit a house that wasn't his. those dead included four children and five women. tempers are now flaring. more than 70 palestinians have been killed in the past five days. the wounded number almost 700. earlier in the day, israel struck two buildings with hamas and international media offices. they said they knew journalists were there, but that hamas was yuging the building for operational communications. six journalists were wounded. this as hamas and other militant groups kept up the onslaught of rockets flying into israel, many of them launched from those populated areas. gazans are skeptical of any talk of a ceasefire. they told us they've simply seen too many agreed to and then broken. david? >> alex marquardt in gaza city tonight.
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alex, thank you. men while, rockets from gaza are reaching deep into israel. sending families into shelters. abc's matt gutman is in israel tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are thousands of israeli troops massing on the gaza border right now, just a few miles south of me. but there's been no deterrent for the rain of rockets that have slammed into here. four of them in this town alone, four of them where i'm standing. in this surveillance video, you see the plume of shrapnel and smoke engulfing the building, a car shredded. just today over 100 such rockets were lobbed into israel, nearly half intercepted by the iron dome defense system. the missile system which the u.s. helped develop has been knocking rockets out of the sky. instantly, radar detects rockets trajectory, firing an intercepting missile. so far the system has knocked out over 300 rockets, with a stunning 90% kill rate. israel has authorized the call-up of 7 can,000 reserves. tanks are already massing on
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gaza's border. another one of the sirens is just going off. this has been happening all day here. driving around, you see people trying to take shelter under the buildings and i'm going to pull over right now, too. some of the rockets get through. this one punched through several stories of this building and into alex's apartment. he didn't notice the sirens. his dog did. barking and forcing him to leave the room and move, he says it saved his life. i want you to see this hunk of shrapnel. to give you a sense of the asemitry of cost here, the rocket that this case from likely cost about $500. now, the iron dome missile sent to intercept it, $100,000. david? >> matt gutman tonight, thank you. and so, what's next? let's bring in christiane amanpour, in jerusalem tonight. great to have you with us on this. and it would seem we are approaching a turning point here. either a truce or a ground
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offensive. what are you hearing from your sources as far as what's more likely at this point? >> reporter: well, david, it's obviously incredibly tense and despite the back and forth, though, we do get the impression that a huge amount of effort is being made to try to get a cease-fire. israeli military officials have told us they feel of the 1,000 israeli air strikes on gaza, they say they've gone after a lot of the rocket launching capabilities that hamas has, including such things as underground remote controlled rockets that they've been posting on youtube. >> and christiane, the israelis have not confirmed they are at the negotiating table, but that's the belief tonight? >> reporter: that is the belief tonight. we've been told by very high ranking officials that the negotiations are happening between the israelis and the egyptians. the e gyp dhans on behalf of hamas. and, of course, the united states is involved, trying to get all its allies to have them exert as much possible to get
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hamas to the negotiating table. that is the effort at the moment but israel says finger is ready and if they have to, they will pull that military trigger. >> christiane amanpour, thanks to you. much more on "good morning america," first thick in the morning. in the meantime, back here at home tonight, where paula broadwell was seen out on the arm of her husband for the first time since the scandal over her affair with general david petraeus broke. meanwhile, investigators are probing deemer into her files and into the general's, too. abc's david kerley tonight from washington. >> reporter: tonight, paula broadwell with her husband and children -- >> is there anything you want to say? this is it. is there anything you want to say about this whole situation just to have one chance? >> we have no comment. >> reporter: returned to their charlotte home, after spending most of the weekend with relatives. fbi investigators continue to pour over broadwell's computer and xes of evidence taken from her chat lrlotte home to determ
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if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. this morning, differing views on whether the decorated army general needed to resign as director of cia after petraeus' afrar with his biographer, broadwell, became public. >> i come from a tradition that believes in original sin. none of us is perfect. >> behavior is personally unacceptable. >> reporter: his fall from grace has raised questions about how our leading generals live. four-star generals are surrounded by staff, security te teams, which all disappear when they take off the uniform. >> you see the medals he has. you see the stars. one day, he takes all of that off. it is a major adjustment. i think we need to look at this transitioning of people. >> reporter: feinstein went on to add that is no excuse for petraeus' behavior. the senator also wants to know who authored those talking points on the benghazi, libya,
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attack, which susan rice used. she said she would like to know why the cia information, that terrorists were involved in that attack, were cut out of the talking points. david? >> abc's david kerley in washington tonight. david, thank you. and, this evening, nearly two weeks after mitt romney lost the election to president obama, real signs members of the republican party are trying to distance themselves from the one-time presidential candidate. it comes after those comments this past week, indicating president obama gave gifts to key voting groups and that helps to explain his win. tonight, here again, that sound, that recorded phone call with donors and what newt gingrich had to say about it right here on abc. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> what do you think of that? is that where the republican party needs to go? >> i just think it's nuts. i mean -- first of all, it's
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insulting. this would be like walmart having a bad week and going, the customers have really been unruly. i mean, the job of a political leader is to understand the people. if we can't offer a better future that is believable to more people, we're not going to win. >> republicans are moving quickly to action. florida senator marco rubio visiting iowa this weekend, telling supporters not to lose hope. politics for tonight. divers in the gulf of mexico are searching for the body of a second worker who was missing after that oil rig explosion, after finding the bod of one man last night. and tonight, this new video of the huge fire ball just after the explosion. it happened to be caught by a tv crew from some 20 miles away. officials say the blast was caused by a worker using a torch, but the rigs owner now disputes that claim. also in the gulf tonight, an investigation into the m mysterious deaths of dolphins there. someone is targeting them in a senseless and cruel way.
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abc's john schriffen is in gulf port, mississippi, tonight. >> reporter: just like a lovable pet, dolphins are some of the friendliest animals this the water. but tonight, authorities patrolling the gulf coast are on high alert for attackers responsible for brutally killing them. over the past two weeks, a disturbing site here on the shores of the gulf. four dolphins found mutilated, either floating in the ocean or washing up on beaches in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. some have been found with bullet holes. one with its tail cut off. another missing its lower jaw. what kind of a person would do this? >> this has to be a personal who is really deranged. no normal person would kill senselessly and then mutilate it. >> reporter: the results of the you a top sips will determine not just how they died, but whether they were first tortured. the gulf is home to the largest population of dolphins in the united states, which is why the experts fear they could find more victims.
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>> very, very curious animals and when they come close to boats, you have somebody using them as target practice. >> reporter: and with such a large body of water to police, authorities are asking local fishermen to be on the lookout for anyone committing these crimes. the punishment for killing a dolphin? a fine of up to $100,000 and a maximum one year in jail. david? >> john schriffen, thank you. we're going to turn now to what will likely be the busiest travel week of the year, with thanksgiving nearing. look at this, though. a major storm dumping heavy rain. in san francisco and snow, of course, in the mountains. and it could trigger major air delays across the country. abc meteorologist ginger zee with us tonight. this is going to be a real ripple effect. >> reporter: for the pacific northwest especially. airports in seattle, i-5, that's what we're concerned most about. let me show you who has to be worried. northeast through the center of the nation, really not that bad. that's great news. but again, high travel delays possible, monday through wednesday even into th holiday
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itself, because of not only wind, the snow up in the upper higher elevations but that rain, from the olympic mountains south along the coast. look at that red area. that's almost a foot of rain. >>ginger, thank you. we're going to turn now to the economy here and that looming fiscal cliff you've been hearing about. if congress can't reach an agreement, we could face a new recession, according to some economists. that prospect has sent the markets into a tail spin. the dow down nearly 1,000 points in the past month, losing 7% of its value. that's a huge hit for your 401(k). and retailers are hoping that this holiday shopping season will give them a lift. abc's tania rivera with more. >> all right, you ready? >> reporter: at this best buy in atlanta, workers do drill to prep for the door-busting crowds. shoppers across the country are already camping out so they don't miss out. >> i wanteto get here early. >> reporter: complete with plans for thanksgiving dinner in line here in florida. >> thanksgiving, mom comes out
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with the china and the plates. >> reporter: almost half of all americans are expected to shop over black friday weekend. but will sheer numbers deliver the big payday retailers are banking on? the wealthiest are expect gd to spend 3% less this holiday season. add to that, a holiday walkout planned by some walmart workers that could cramp sales. >> we're just demanding respect. >> reporter: and experts say the high stakes make shoppers the big winner. it's really become an arm's race. so, how good will the deems be? we hit a best buy to find out. we found $400 flat screens that will be going on sale for $180. you'll find a $500 savings on this nikon. and samsung lapstops, like these, normally $550, will be $200 cheaper black friday. walmart will sell flat screens for $78 and target has pledged to match amazon's prices. a tip to shoppers who want a jump start. many stores are offering deep
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discounts that will just get deeper in the days ahead. don't forget, this year, many of the exact same deals can be acquired from the comfort of your laptop. david? >> extraordinary, the christmas shopping here already tania. thank you. still much more ahead on "world news" this sunday night. authorities say it was a family affair. the father leading his two children, they say, into a wild life of crime. what we're learning tonight. i got this snapshot thing from progressive, plugged it into my car, and got a discount just for being the good driver i've always been. i'm just out here, snap-shooting it forward. you don't want to have to pay for other people's bad driving, do you? no. with progressive snapshot, you don't have to. i'm going to snap it right now. bam, there it is. goes underneath your dash. keep safe, and keep saving. you know, i won't always be around to save you money. that's why you should get snapshot from progressive. all right, dude! thanks! to the safe go the savings.
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we're going to turn now to that father and his two children, now accused of a string of bank robberies. abc's mark green blat on what we're learning tonight. >> reporter: look closely at the bank robbers in vests. bliss say they're part of a four-son-daughter team, an entire family of criminals, suspected of holding up seven banks in at least two states. but ronald scott and son hayden were arrested in connection in an armed holdup outside houston. investigators say that's hayden wearing a fake mustache. 18-year-old daughter abby is charged with driving the get away car. both children, who lost their mother at a young age, were honor students back home in oregon. hayden was a star on his high school swim team. eric knew the family. >> he was a single dad. and he had the responsibility to take care of those kids and i got to tell you, scott was there
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for them. >> reporter: but police now suspect the seemingly all american family robbed as many as five banks back in oregon. before scott moved his kids to texas. >> it's a complete shock. they were really solid community members. >> reporter: it's a flash back to although crime family. three siblings convicted last year after a cross country crime binge, including a shootout in colorado and a bank robbery in georgia. as for this family -- >> the suspects were identified. >> reporter: police say surveillance tape did them in, when they were seen buying their disguises at a home depot. the family sits in a county jail in texas tonight, and david, we discovered a long trail of money quotes for the father, including a bankruptcy. >> mark, thank you. and when we come back here on the broadcast, usually they spoof him. but last night, he showed up to do it himself. what governor chris christie had to say. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men.
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still be reunited with their owners, but if not, also hope they'll find new hopes on the west coast. and our person tonight, new jersey 2k3w06 nor chris christie. "snl" loves to spoof christie, but last night, they didn't have to. they got the real thing on "weekend update." he showed up wears that same fleece jacket he's had on. >> i'd like to give a special thanks to my wife, who put up a w a husband who smelled like wet fleece. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's fused to my skin at this point. >> i have seening wearing suits. >> yeah, i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. but that's okay. it's a good fleece. >> it is good. >> stop saying things i've already said. >> okay! >> the governor doing the job himself last night. sends your idea s for the "instant index" at or tweet me @davidmuir. tonight, after 40 years of thank yous, they turn the
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hours away now from the american music awards. after hourns so many music stars, tonight, they're returning the favor. 40 years ago, dick clark had about idea. the american music awards would honor the biggest stars in music, based on who people were listening to. those early names you remember. >> village people. >> donna summer. >> cindy lawer. >> awards for the stars selling the most music. the stars who the fans were choosing on the radio. >> far out! >> anyone who items you this isn't great is a liar. >> first year, 1972. dick clark with johnny cash here, his wife june carter cash,
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their son john holding the trophy. >> the one and only michael jackson. >> diana ross introducing michael jackson, an award winner year after year. here with clark before rehearsals for the show. the stars were connected to clark. gloria estefan and the dalmatian she gave to clark as a puppy. he brought the dog that year. and tonight, after so many thank yous on that stage -- >> thank you very much. >> it's so year, huh? >> outrageous! >> reporter: tonight, they'll say thank you to dick clark. stevie wonder, who won 11 times -- >> thank you, everybody, very much. >> reporter: will perform again tonight, providing the soundtrack for a thank you to the man who gave the fans a say in which stars would win on that stage. the american music awards tonight right here on abc, honoring dick clark. have a good evening. good night.
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ABC World News With David Muir
ABC November 18, 2012 6:00pm-6:30pm EST

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